Gabby Agbonlahor believes that Chelsea should have broke the bank to sign Kylian Mbappe or Harry Kane this summer.
The Blues were the Premier League’s most active club in the transfer market having spent £434.5million over the summer and taking their spend over the last three windows to over £1billion.
Unfortunately for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, it hasn’t been the start to the new season that he’d have hoped for with Chelsea picking up just four points from four games so far, including a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Pochettino’s side dominated in terms of possession and shots on goal, but according to Agbonlahor, their lack of potency in front of goal is telling of the poor business done this summer.
Speaking on Gameday Phone-In, Agbonlahor said: “What I don’t understand with Chelsea is that they had 21 shots and guess how many on target? Two.
“They’re getting into the positions but they just don’t have the quality and it seems to be a theme now.
“You look on social media and the story is that Chelsea sign players but they lose games.
“They’ve spent £1billion. Why didn’t Chelsea use a quarter of that money and go out and buy a star? Go and give Paris Saint-Germain an offer for Mbappe that they can’t refuse.
“Harry Kane, ‘there you go, Daniel Levy. Whatever you want’. £150million for Harry Kane and you’ve got two superstars.
“They’ve bought loads of players who are average. Mudryk came on and he nearly gave away two goals!
“He was absolutely useless. He’s had 19 games, zero goals and they haven’t got a style of play.
“Today it was five at the back or three centre-halves. They have Gallagher who doesn’t score goals in there and it’s slow.
“Caicedo made two mistakes in there, they’re changing formations again – why not start with a back four?
“No disrespect to Nottingham Forest, but you should be playing four at the back against them and yes, Pochettino might think that he’s got time but carry on losing, let’s see if the Chelsea fans give you time.”
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